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Senior Principal RF Test and Development Engineer -AMEC

Northrop Grumman | Baltimore MD 21264 USA | Full Time | Posted: 06/21/2019

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Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Manufacturing Operations Test Engineering Team seeks a Senior Principal RF Test and Development Engineer to assume ownership of the successful delivery of our Advanced Microelectronics Cell (AMEC) products.

AMEC is the nerve center responsible for cutting edge fabrication and test of our diverse suite of Active Feeds, Integrated Microwave Assemblies (IMAs), and Transmit/Receive Modules (TRMs) for a wide assortment of land, air, sea, and space-based programs.

This career opportunity is a great fit for self-motivated proactive individuals who want to assume ownership of the performance and delivery of AMEC's diverse suite of RF product hardware. Our Engineers work in a high exposure, fast paced, and exciting environment that involves hands on technical challenges, problem solving, and inter-department collaborations. If you thrive on solving problems and want different challenges each day, please read on!

We are seeking RF knowledgeable individuals who are passionate about monitoring and supporting product technical performance and aggressive about maintaining product delivery schedules. The Senior Principal RF Test and Development Engineer will work with our advanced microelectronic products, and will support the development, integration, and testing of production hardware. Activities will range from hands-on testing; to analysis of failure trends, root cause/ corrective actions; and attending program meetings to report yields, problems, and corrective actions.

The RF Test Engineer will:
Design, develop, and implement testing methods and equipment
Troubleshoot and support RF hardware
Support First Time Through Test Yield (FTTTY) and hardware deliveries
Analyze test data and identify early trends
Compile data and define changes required in testing equipment, testing procedures, manufacturing processes, or new testing requirements
Collaborate with design engineering to develop and implement hardware improvements and solutions
Support technicians through troubleshoot and training
Monitor product yields and aggressively work to maintain program yield targets
Support program meetings in developing root cause and corrective actions
Attend program meetings to report yield issues, yield detractor investigation finding, and corrective actions
Interface with manufacturing management, test technicians, production engineers, design engineers, system engineers, program management and program support teams

The right candidate will have analytical skills to review requirements, test plans, and test scenarios; and the ability to effectively communicate across teams. He/she should also be self-directed, organized, team oriented and have previous experience with MS Office tools.

The ability to obtain a DoD Secret level security clearance is required for this job. An Interim Secret clearance is required to start the job; if you do not currently have a clearance, a contingent offer may be made so you can start the job once you have an Interim Secret clearance. We would sponsor you for this clearance.

Basic Qualifications:
BS degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or other STEM Field
9 years of related experience (7 years with a STEM MS degree)
Experience with RF test equipment (scopes, power meter, spectrum analyzer, signal generator
Familiarity with basic concepts of RF circuit design and troubleshooting
Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Secret level security clearance. An Interim Secret clearance is required to start this job.

Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge of RF theory and concepts
Circuit card assembly (CCA) level test experience
Experience with automated testing is desired, but not required.
Active US Secret Level security clearance

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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Location Baltimore, MD, 21264, United States
Categories Engineering

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